This view. It was priceless. It was expensive. It cost me a lot to create this picture of this present moment. It cost me the time to walk. It cost me every decision I made in order to curate a lifestyle that celebrates movement- from how I rest up, to how I fuel activities, and … Continue reading Priceless.
What would my Highest Imaginative Self be doing at this present moment?Would she still be sleeping? Meditating? Going for a run? Doing dishes? Or laundry? Or performing a Reiki session? Driving to the mountains? Drinking water? Eating a luxurious breakfast in bed? Swimming? Wandering in nature? Sitting in the dimming light of the sunset? Sitting … Continue reading What I Am Doing.
I find gratitude a dead-end (see my post “I’m so grateful.”). I have used it as a dead-end, anyway. A way to stop exploring something. I stop looking deeper into the wonder. ‘I’m grateful for (blank). Thank goodness it’s awesome. The end.’ It’s a relief it’s here; a one-time gift. When I engage with something … Continue reading Gratitude Vs. Reverence.
Where do I feel most comfortably situated? Some will never ask. How does this place, this moment, feel in my body? I find myself asking constantly. I feel the best along the shores of large bodies of water. I feel the worst next to a fire. I feel ethereal upon mountain tops. I feel crushed … Continue reading Elements & Setting.
I have had this topic come up and it feels important for me to explore. Maybe it resonates with others as well. Is it respect? Or do you want people to comply with rules? Do you want people to respect you? Or do you want people to obey you?The difference is huge. It's the difference … Continue reading Respect vs. Compliance/Obedience
I am feeling restrained by mindfulness this morning. My desire to do *everything* is flared. But this nagging feeling comes in: ‘remember mindfulness, remember this body, embody a regulated nervous system.’ I rebel. I feel this desperate urge to MOVE, to DO, to PRODUCE, to ACHIEVE, and even at this moment, to WRITE. It is … Continue reading To Do or To Untangle.
I had a rough night with my daughter who was coughing and sick. She was up much too late/early in that groggy middle of the night time. At one point, too tired to sleep and too likely to be woken up again soon, I sat in meditation. I went to sit in my carefully curated … Continue reading Conditional Unconditional Love.
I’ve been contemplating Imagination. For many reasons, Spring is when I feel drawn to explore this concept. In the past I have found this framework helpful for my situation and I would like to share it in the hopes that it might help someone else as well. Imagination from a place of Nervous System Regulation … Continue reading Spring Refresh.
I am experimenting with trust and abundance through a lottery ticket. I don’t often get the prompt to purchase one, but yesterday I was fueling my car and I did… and I followed through. I am scared that I won’t win. Scared? Why am I scared? 1- Because my trust may be invalidated. 2- Because … Continue reading Lottery, Trust, and Abundance.
'I'm so grateful' this morning for my recognition of the fact that I often cut off my inner voice and dysregulation by thinking the bulldozing thought "I'm so grateful." It becomes a way to shift my state temporarily by smashing down any dysregulation. It becomes a way to avoid feeling or working on feeling discomfort, … Continue reading “I’m so grateful.”